In accordance with Chapter 496.411, Florida Statutes, the Solicitations of Contributions Act, the following information is provided: Charity Name/Location: Florida Research Institute for Equine Nurturing, Development & Safety, Inc./ 1840 NE 65 Court, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 33308; Charity Registration #: CH14915. EIN: 59-2825751. “A copy of the official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Division of Consumer Services by calling Toll-Free 1-800-435-7352 within the state or outside Florida at 850-410-3800. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the state.” Also see: www.FloridaConsumerHelp.com

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     Volunteer Membership Program

 

                       The Application is at the BOTTOM of the page or  click here.

 

 

 

 

 

Your participation in our Volunteer Membership Program is so important to us because it enables us to continue to save all of Florida's EIA positive horses, as well as any other horses in immediate need of assistance. There will always be horses in difficult and dangerous situations but it is our mission to continue to help those that are in need of help. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization that was established in 1987. It is because of your continued support and generosity that we have been able to help horses for the last 32 years.

 

  The money received from each Yearly Membership Fee will help cover the expenses of having a volunteer program. We strongly believe "that there is nothing better for the inside of a human than the outside of a horse."

 

As of January 1, 2016, you must become a member of  F.R.I.E.N.D.S.  to be eligible to participate as a volunteer on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 12:30 - 5:30 pm.

 

 

 

 

 

You will also need to print, fill out and bring the waiver and release forms which can be found by clicking on the PDF box below titled "FRIENDS Releases and Waivers." When you visit FRIENDS for the first time please be sure to bring these completed forms with you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you have signed up to become a volunteer member,  filled out the releases and waivers, the next step will be to sign up for the Orientation & Safety Class. Please choose the time slot that is most convenient for you. The classes are held on the first Saturday and the third Sunday of every month at 1:00. If you are under the age of 18 years old, a parent or legal guardian must attend the class with you. The first part of the class is informational will take 1 hour, then you will do one hour of "hands on" volunteering. 

 

To register for the required Orientation and Safety Class simply choose a month and then the date of your choice on the calendar by clicking here and follow the instructions to confirm your reservation slot.

 

Once you have attended the class, you will do your first hour of volunteer service. Please be sure to remember you will be with us for 2 full hours the day you attend the class.

 

Membership fees are due yearly on January 1st regardless of when you sign up. However, we will accept New Memberships throughout the year. The benefits of membership will vary by the level of membership you choose. (Benefits may change at any time without notice.)

 

The Volunteer Membership process is easy to complete:


       Choose the level that you would like to join. Fill out our Volunteer Membership Application then pay the yearly fee online. If the proposed member is a minor, we will need a parent’s signature on the application. Also, when you come to the facility, we will need a parent or legal guardian to come in with you and sign the releases and waivers if you are 17 or younger. Once you have completed the process, we will need you to pick a date to attend the orientation and safety class, then you will be all set to go!

 

       Various levels available:

  • Student (13-17 yrs old) $15 /year

  • College Student $35 /year

  • Adult $50 /year

  • Family $100 /year (two adults & two children)

  • Veterans $25 /year

  • Seniors $25 /year

  • Bronze Member $250 /year

  • Silver Member $500 /year

  • Gold Member $1,000 /year

  • Platinum Member $2,500 /year

  • Business Member $2,500 /year

 

Payments and donations may also be mailed to:

 

The Florida Research Institute for Equine Nurturing, Development & Safety, INC.  

a.k.a. F.R.I.E.N.D.S. HORSE RESCUE & SANCTUARY

1840 NE 65 Court, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308

 

There are perks at every membership level exclusively for MEMBERS!

 

Student (13-17 years old)

$15  /year

Benefits:

Eligible to Volunteer

Membership Card

Choice of Bumper Sticker

Access to our CLOSED GROUP for Members on Facebook

The Monthly E-Newsletter

 

College Student (Must have valid College ID)

$ 35 /year

Benefits:

Eligible to Volunteer

Membership Card

Choice of Bumper Sticker

Access to our CLOSED GROUP for Members on Facebook

The Monthly E-Newsletter

 

Adult (18 years old and up)

$ 50 /year

Benefits:

Eligible to Volunteer

Membership Card

Choice of Bumper Sticker

T-Shirt

Access to our CLOSED GROUP for Members on Facebook

The Monthly E-Newsletter

 

Family (Household of 2 Adults & 2 Kids)

$ 100 /year

Benefits:

Eligible to Volunteer

Two Membership Cards

Four Wrist Bands

Two Bumper Stickers of your choice

Access to our CLOSED GROUP for Members on Facebook

The Monthly E-Newsletter

 

Veterans

$25 /year

Benefits:

Eligible to Volunteer

Membership Card

Choice of Bumper Sticker

Access to our CLOSED GROUP for Members on Facebook

The Monthly E-Newsletter

 

Seniors (65 and older)

$25 /year

Benefits:

Eligible to Volunteer

Membership Card

Choice of Bumper Sticker

Access to our CLOSED GROUP for Members on Facebook

The Monthly E-Newsletter

 

Bronze Member

$ 250 /year

Benefits:

Eligible to Volunteer

Membership Card

T-Shirt

Wrist Band

Choice of Bumper Sticker

Access to our CLOSED GROUP for Members on Facebook

The Monthly E-Newsletter

 

Silver Member

$ 500 /year

Benefits:

Eligible to Volunteer

Membership Card

Two T-Shirts

Two Wristbands

Two Bumper Stickers of your Choice

Access to our CLOSED GROUP for Members on Facebook

The Monthly E-Newsletter

Your name on our Appreciation Page of our Website & in the E-Newsletter

 

Gold Member

$ 1,000 /year

Benefits:

Eligible to Volunteer

Membership Card

Two T-Shirts

Two Wristbands

Two Bumper Stickers of your Choice

Access to our CLOSED GROUP for Members on Facebook

The Monthly E-Newsletter

Your name on our Website & in the E-Newsletter

A 5X7 plaque with your name put on the stall of your choice at the ranch

 

Platinum Member

$2,500 /year

Benefits:

Eligible to Volunteer

Membership Card

Two T-Shirts

Two Wristbands

Two Bumper Stickers of your choice

Access to our CLOSED GROUP for Members on Facebook

The Monthly E-Newsletter

Name in our Newsletter

Your Name on our Website

A Banner with your Name on our Fence Line or a Plaque for your Home

 

Business Member

$ 2,500 /year

Benefits:

Eligible to Volunteer

Membership Card

Two T-Shirts

Two Wristbands

Two Bumper Stickers of your choice

Access to our CLOSED GROUP for Members on Facebook

The Monthly E-Newsletter

Your Business Name and Logo in our Newsletter

Your Business Name and Logo on our Website

A Banner with your Business Name & Logo on our Fence Line

 

F.R.I.E.N.D.S. is an independent nonprofit 501 (c) 3 organization. We receive no local, state or government funding.  Our funds come from the generosity of our community, members, trusts, foundations, our various programs, donations of money, in-kind gifts and services and personal efforts of private individuals and companies.

 

Privacy Policy

We keep your personal information private and secure. When you make a payment through our site, you provide your name, contact information, payment information and additional information related to your transaction. We use this information to process your payment and ensure your payment is correctly credited to your account. Please rest assured F.R.I.E.N.D.S. will never sell your name and contact information to anyone.

 

 

Please print out the final page of your PayPal transaction confirmation as your receipt and bring it with you on your first visit along with the filled out waiver and release documents below and your ID. Thank you! We look forward to having you at the ranch!

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